If you’re looking for places to watch fireworks in the state of Idaho, you’ll find a colorful array of pyrotechnics in the aptly named Gem State. Watch ruby red, sapphire blue and emerald green bursts of pyrotechnics light up the sky with the snow-capped background of the Rocky Mountains. There is so much natural beauty in the state, from the Lewis and Clark historic trail, Yellowstone National Park and the many ski recreation areas, adding Idaho fireworks just makes the Idaho experience even better!
Idaho Fireworks in Bosie
In Boise, the state’s capital, an official, professionally designed Fourth of July firework show creates a big bag for the public in Ann Morrison Park. While there are lots of smaller celebrations in the Treasure Valley, this shindig in Ann Morrison Park kicks off with a parade in downtown Boise and concludes with a 20 – 25 minute firework show with a 1-mintute, over-the-top final featuring a ‘minute long, a constant barrage of shows, multi-shot, three inch with fours, fives, and sixes. A couple big eights breaking at the end," according to the show’s pyrotechnicians. The Ann Morisson Park firework show will also be broadcast on a local channel. Other firework shows for the fired up patriots include a speedway celebration during the day with fireworks at dusk. There are also firework shows in Eagle State Park and Caldwell. Also, baseball fans will have a post-game treat at the Boise Hawks game at Memorial Stadium. For those that like to DIY when it comes to fireworks, the nearby small town of Crouch residents gather for a midnight melee and bring their own fireworks to set off in the middle of town as officials look the other way!
In Idaho Falls, The Melaleuca Freedom Celebration takes place around July 4th to honor the spirit and memory of the more than one million American servicemen and women who made the supreme sacrifice so that our nation might be free. After dinner and a symphony concert on the banks of the Snake River along the greenbelt near downtown, the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi ends the night in sparkling style. More than 100,000 people enjoy the show that includes pyrotechnics computer-fired to a combination of patriotic and popular music choreographed note for note and shot for shot. Also, a narration leads the audience through key events in our nation's history, blending in voice recordings of famous heroes and statesmen. The Idaho firework show is such a big deal in the state and even around the country that some people actually campout days in advance to guarantee a good spot to watch!
In Pocatello, home of Idaho State University, the town puts on what they call "Greatest Show in Idaho" with a patriotic celebration and fireworks show at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. During the celebration, participants will be entertained with live music, local food favorites, games and activities and the largest fireworks show in Idaho. In Coeur d'Alene, a parade starts off the day, fun and games follow and then ends with a spectacular fireworks display launched from the lake. With miles of lakeside viewing, there’s not a bad seat in the house!
As with many of the ski resorts in the country, Sun Valley offers fireworks for the enjoyment of guests. In the summer, from July through September, ice skating shows featuring world-class figure skaters are presented along with a firework show at the end. And, for the Fourth of July, the resort also all sorts of old-fashioned family fun including sack races, face-painting, bean bag tosses and a big blast of pyrotechnic fun within the setting of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.
Whether you live in Idaho or are just visiting, it’s always a smart idea research firework watching opportunities beforehand. At Visit Idaho you can keep up-to-date on what is happening all over the state, including firework shows in the various cities. Idaho is a unique destination in which to experience spectacular fireworks with the majestic mountains in the background. The fireworks here are amazingly beautiful and will create memories to last a lifetime.